Jewish Journal

A joker, an artist, some symphony and some talk

June 23-29, 2007

by Dikla Kadosh

Posted on Jun. 21, 2007 at 8:00 pm

Don Rickles

Don Rickles

Saturday the 23rd

"The Merchant of Venom" is coming to Agoura Hills. Don Rickles, insult comedian extraordinaire, will be unleashing his vicious brand of humor on the Canyon Club crowd tonight. Rickles rarely makes appearances in Los Angeles, so hop on the 101 and head north to see this Jewish comic legend in action. 9 p.m. $58.50.

Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. (818) 879-5016. http://www.canyonclub.net.

Sunday the 24th

sAnAnAs art
Israeli-born artist sAnAnAs recently won an art competition with work inspired by the Genesis verse, "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their host." The Shalhevet artist-in-residence has created biblically themed works for his exhibit titled, "Goats, Pomegranates and sAnAnAs," now at A Shenere Velt Gallery. If you're driving the kids to Camp Ramah this summer, you can also see his 50-foot-high alphabet tree made of concrete, metal and wood.
Artist's reception, June 24, 4-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., through July 13.

A Shenere Velt Gallery, The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007. http://www.circlesocal.org.

Monday the 25th

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony
For $200, you can get a day of tournament golf, a boxed lunch, a golf gift, a goody bag, the use of a golf cart, drinks and snacks on the course, a buffet dinner, a silent auction, concert tickets, raffle prizes, and a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing you have contributed to the development of Jewish symphonic arts and education. To take advantage of this unparalleled deal, join the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony at its fourth annual Golf Tournament, Concert and Fundraiser today.

11 a.m. $200 (per player). Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. R.S.V.P., (818) 728-1923. http://www.lajewishsymphony.com/golftournament4.html.

Tuesday the 26th

Alan Rosenberg, S. Epatha Merkerson
"Come Back, Little Sheba," William Inge's dramatic play, is about a disenchanted married couple whose 25-year relationship is rocked by a sexy young houseguest. Witness the emotions unleashed when husband and wife are forced to re-examine their lives together. The American classic stars Alan Rosenberg, the president of the Screen Actors Guild, and "Law & Order's" S. Epatha Merkerson as his wife.

Tue.-Sun., through July 15. $20-$50. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (213) 628-2772. http://www.centertheatregroup.org.

Wednesday the 27th

The Little Disturbances of Man cover
The Los Angeles Public Library event tonight has a theme within a theme within a theme. Let me break it down piece by piece: "Let's Talk About It" is a countrywide reading and discussion series that's been going on since 1982. "Jewish Literature: Identity and Imagination" is a subcategory that focuses on Jewish culture. And "Your Heart's Desire: Sex and Love in Jewish Literature" is the five-part series within that category that is going on this summer in Westwood. Tonight's forum focuses on Grace Paley's "The Little Disturbances of Man."

Nextbook, American Library Association and LAPL. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Westwood Branch Library, 1246 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P. required, (310) 474-1739. http://www.lapl.org/branches/71.html.

Thursday the 28th

Julie Eizenberg
Award-winning architect Julie Eizenberg has taught at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Syracuse, UCLA and the University of Hong Kong. If that's not enough to persuade you that she has something worthwhile to convey about architecture, take a quick look at some of her impressive work at the Koning Eizenberg Architecture Web site http://www.kearch.com. Eizenberg's lecture tonight is part of the Toyota Motor Corporation Endowed Lecture Series at the Art Center College of Design and includes a visit to the "Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living" exhibit and research initiative.

7:30 p.m. Free. Art Center South Campus, 950 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. (626) 396-2408. http://www.artcenter.edu.

Friday the 29th

Successful journalist Theresa goes on a blind date with Tony. Sounds like the beginning of a JDate tale right? Well, in "Boy Gets Girl," a play by Rebecca Gilman, this story becomes much worse than coffee with some guy who looks nothing like his photo. Tony turns into a menacing stalker who invades every aspect of Theresa's life and makes you think twice about longing for admirers!

Fridays and Saturdays, through June 30. $20. Attic Theatre, 5429 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 525-0600.

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